Past learners from 2014-2016 of Navan Career Start returned to the Claremont Stadium last week to receive their certificates and celebrate their success. They were joined by Mayor Francis Deane, Councillors Joe Reilly, Wayne Forde, and Sinead Burke and by Jarleth Fitzsimons from the board of CSG Sports Club. Caroline O’Keane represented Louth & Meath Education and Training Board.
Graduates brought friends and families along to help them celebrate. Coordinator Marie Heaney said, “It’s great to be able to celebrate our learners’ success with them and their families. All the learners here this evening achieved several QQI modules, with many receiving full awards. Some have gone on to courses such as QQI Level 5 Childcare, Nursing Studies, or to degrees in Digital Marketing or Visual Merchandising and Display. Others have gone straight into employment, working in areas such as retail and hospitality. We’re very proud of what our learners have achieved and it’s been great to support them back into education.”
Jarleth Fitzsimons thanked teachers for their hard work and said that CSG takes its role in the community seriously and that Navan Career Start provides a valuable resource in the area. Mayor Francis Deane congratulated the learners on taking the brave step back into education. Caroline O’Keane of LMETB highlighted the progression achieved by many of the learners and thanked CSG for their support over the years, particularly Kathleen Maher and Rita Brady.
Navan Career Start is a Local Training Initiative funded by LMETB and sponsored by CSG Sports Club. Classes run Monday to Friday in Claremont Stadium, Commons Road, Navan. Places are open to unemployed early school leavers aged 17-35. Childcare is available through the CETS scheme as well as travel and meal subsidies.
For more information ring Marie on 046 9031418 or 086 8273857.